ICMA announces hybrid training program – Oct. – Nov. 2015!

ICMA is pleased to announce a new concept ‘hybrid’ Introduction to Seafarers’ Welfare and Maritime Ministry program that pairs dynamic online features and high-quality in-class sessions. Running for six weeks online (beginning October to mid-November) and on-site (Nov. 4-11 in Gdynia, Poland), this training brings together tools and teachers that will help equip new chaplains and ship visitors for success in their work. The course will also feature a number of key partners, including recognized leaders in the field of seafarers’ welfare.

A full course syllabus can be found here: Training Syllabus 2015.

Screen Shot 2015-07-20 at 2.00.28 PM (2)Some of the features of the course:
– a dedicated course website that brings together all class material and program information
– online training will feature multi-media experiences that showcase ‘live’ webinars (also recorded for those who cannot participate directly), other dynamic recorded lessons from maritime welfare professionals, and links to the best of seafarers’ welfare writing or resources on the web
Screen Shot 2015-07-20 at 2.02.04 PM (2)– in-class sessions located in the historic maritime college of Gdynia, Poland – during the in-class sessions participants will have opportunity to visit the port and learn about local maritime traditions
practical teaching that corresponds to a wide range of learning styles in areas touching the maritime world, how to cultivate partnerships for seafarers’ welfare, how to communicate with seafarers, out to build the capacity of your ministry and strategies for success in ship visiting.
online discussions, quizzes and a final reflection essay

For more information on registration, please contact the Rev. Richard Kilgour, gensec@icma.as

Course fee:
325GBP (480EUR) – includes tuition, breaks/lunches, select dinners and excursions
(financial aid will be available for travel or hotel for those in need)